Active Missions

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    • Africa

      • WESTERN SAHARA (MINURSO)

        WESTERN SAHARA (MINURSO)

        MINURSO monitors the ceasefire between Morocco and the POLISARIO and works to reduce the threat of mines and unexploded ordnance.

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      • SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS)

        SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS)

        UNMISS was established to promote security and to help establish conditions for development in South Sudan.

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      • MALI (MINUSMA)

        MALI (MINUSMA)

        Established in 2013 to help stabilize Mali and assist the country’s return to constitutional order.

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      • DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (MONUSCO)

        DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (MONUSCO)

        MONUSCO’s mandate includes the protection of civilians from violence, facilitating humanitarian access, and disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating former combatants into society.

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      • DARFUR (UNAMID)

        DARFUR (UNAMID)

        On July 31, 2007, UNAMID was established to address the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. The mission works to implement the Darfur Peace Agreement, protect civilians, and support humanitarian assistance.

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      • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (MINUSCA)

        CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (MINUSCA)

        MINUSCA’s aim is to protect civilians, prevent violence, and support the country’s fragile transitional government.

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      • ABYEI (UNISFA)

        ABYEI (UNISFA)

        UNISFA is a peacekeeping mission for the Abyei region on the border of Sudan and South Sudan.

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    • Asia

      • KASHMIR (UNMOGIP)

        KASHMIR (UNMOGIP)

        Although India and Pakistan agreed on the Line of Control established in 1972, the UN has maintained UNMOGIP’s presence of unarmed military observers to supervise and report on the border.

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      • AFGHANISTAN (UNAMA)

        AFGHANISTAN (UNAMA)

        UNAMA works to advance Afghanistan's political transition and stabilization process by facilitating democratic elections, supporting the reconciliation process, and assisting the state in issues of governance and regional cooperation.

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    • Europe

      • KOSOVO (UNMIK)

        KOSOVO (UNMIK)

        In 1999, the UN launched UNMIK to help establish a Kosovar government, with legitimate authority and capacity. Peacekeepers assist in the development of democratic institutions, coordinate humanitarian relief, and promote human rights.

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      • CYPRUS (UNFICYP)

        CYPRUS (UNFICYP)

        In 1964, the UN established UNFICYP to prevent fighting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities. The mission later expanded and took responsibility for monitoring a buffer zone, restoring law and order, and promoting confidence-building measures between the parties.

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    • The Middle East

      • MIDDLE EAST (UNTSO)

        MIDDLE EAST (UNTSO)

        UNTSO was created to mediate between Israel and its neighbors both during and after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

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      • LEBANON (UNIFIL)

        LEBANON (UNIFIL)

        UNIFIL was established in 1978 in response to violence on the border between Israel and Lebanon.

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      • IRAQ (UNAMI)

        IRAQ (UNAMI)

        As UN-led political mission, UNAMI coordinates the activities of various UN programs and agencies in Iraq.

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      • GOLAN HEIGHTS (UNDOF)

        GOLAN HEIGHTS (UNDOF)

        UNDOF was established to maintain the ceasefire between Syria and Israel, supervise the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces and monitor the areas of separation.

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